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Toni Braxton, Kenny Leon to join Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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The Georgia Music Fall of Fame in Macon shut down this summer after years of poor attendance, but the entity’s lack of a physical structure hasn’t scotched the 33rd annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards. The show, you know, must go on.

This year’s honorees include Toni Braxton, the singer turned reality show star; actor-director Kenny Leon, and vocal coach and music mentor Jan Smith, who counts Justin Bieber and Usher among her clients. Other honorees will be the group Mothers Finest and promoter Paul Cochran. Jazz cabaret star Judy Argo will be honored posthumously.

“We are excited to continue recognizing Georgia’s outstanding contributions to the music industry and will continue the awards show as we have done for 32 years,” said Dr. Bobbie Bailey, president of Friends of Georgia Music Festival, Inc. “Our first ceremony was in 1979 when Ray Charles and Bill Lowery were inducted.”

The event is planned for 8 p.m. Sept. 17 at the  Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. It will air live on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Tickets start at $50. www.cobbenergycentre.com, www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000.

12 comments Add your comment

terri

August 5th, 2011
5:59 pm

whose buying me a ticket?

p turner

August 5th, 2011
6:05 pm

Mothers Finest – well deserved!

Jay

August 5th, 2011
6:47 pm

Mother’s Finest – One of the most under rated bands in the history of recorded music. This is long overdue. No excuse me, I must leave to “do the monkey ….. Mickey’s Monkey!!”"

SR

August 5th, 2011
6:51 pm

Mother’s Finest !! Now THAT is news! Congrats to them!

Shemequa

August 5th, 2011
7:54 pm

It’s nice to see that Michael Jackson left his nose to Toni Braxton.

Paddy O

August 5th, 2011
7:57 pm

This is such a giant waste of time. with no hall, you have to have a building TO ACTUALLY HAVE A FRIGGIN HALL, there is no fame – who is funding the joke?

Paddy O

August 5th, 2011
7:59 pm

yes, the elite “artistes” in Georgia have no shame and no bloody common sense – should have given that money to operate the hall, not pay off the Cobb Energy sponsorship bill.

Bigdawg

August 5th, 2011
8:42 pm

Hey, I LOVE MF! I remember them headlining at the Chattahoochee River Raft race. But, “Mickey’s Monkey” is a direct rippoff of “Custard Pie” by Led Zeppelin off of “Physical Graffiti.”

Just listen to them back to back and tell me you don’t agree!?!

Michael A Thomas

August 5th, 2011
8:46 pm

these honorees aren’t even form GA….they are transplants from other communities…not to diminish their accomplishments..but, what a slap in the face to all the longtime (30+ yrs) homebred talent from GA…ie (the SOS BAND, BRICK) just to mention a few whom have made and still are making their presence known and respected in the music industry and world at this moment as I write this comment….shame on you the committee for such a tremendous oversight…..let’s appreciate, engage and support our own local talent and then maybe others too!!!!!

Jamess

August 5th, 2011
9:01 pm

@Michael A Thomas

The Committee is desperate I guess they feel like in order to sell tickets for the event to support the Georgia Music Hall of Fame they need to just honor anybody with celeb status even if they aren’t Georgia born people that’s a shame though it should only be for people that were born in Georgia not transplants to Georgia.

Buddy

August 5th, 2011
9:06 pm

If Mothers Finest isn’t from Georgia, then where are they from!

Moby

August 5th, 2011
10:13 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen! From “Funk Rock, GA”, Mother’s Finest! Thank You GMHF!